The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets per second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010.
Atebits had developed the Apple Design Award-winning Twitter client Tweetie for the Mac and i Phone.
This decision was widely viewed to be a reaction to the botched initial public offering of Facebook.
On January 5, 2016, CEO Jack Dorsey commented on a report that Twitter planned to expand its character limit to 10,000 (private messages already had the longer limit as of July), requiring users to click to see anything beyond 140 characters.
The number of users was up 40% from their September 2011 number, which was said to have been at 100 million at the time.
Twitter released Vine as a standalone app that allows users to create and share six-second looping video clips on January 24, 2013.
The decision was also partly due to the fact that the domain was already in use, and it was six months after the launch of twttr that the crew purchased the domain and changed the name of the service to Twitter.
In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo, together with its assets — including and — from the investors and shareholders. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything.
Twitter's director of business development explained that it is important to have Twitter content where Twitter users go.
On March 21, 2012, Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday while also announcing that it had 140 million users and 340 million tweets per day.
Changes included the ability to see pictures and videos without leaving Twitter itself by clicking on individual tweets which contain links to images and clips from a variety of supported websites including You Tube and Flickr, and a complete overhaul of the interface, which shifted links such as '@mentions' and 'Retweets' above the Twitter stream, while 'Messages' and 'Log Out' became accessible via a black bar at the very top of
As of November 1, 2010, the company confirmed that the "New Twitter experience" had been rolled out to all users.
NASA has also hosted over 25 "tweetups", events that provide guests with VIP access to NASA facilities and speakers with the goal of leveraging participants' social networks to further the outreach goals of NASA. This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008.